Informal economic indicators

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    Preliminary Christmas logistics reports do not look good. Trucks, trains and tugs are carrying very few toys.

    The foreclosure mess is so bad that the banking industry is requesting a national property registry to evade state and local taxes. If Obama has two functioning neurons then the only way that bill will get his signature is as part of a must pass bill passed after the GOP house majority gets sworn in. But it is debatable whether such a bill can ever make it out of committee in either house.

    Ireland and China are both in trouble of different sorts. The conjoint bet that China and the PIIGS can both deleverage without dropping Gross World Product is not a bet I would make.

    Informal economic measures of female libido seem to indicate that women are not too thrilled with having kids in this economic environment. Skirt length, sales of sexier bras and how hot the waitress is at low end restaurants all seem to indicate that the female consensus is that the economy sucks.

    So what other informal indicators of future economic returns are out there?
     
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    We have done nothing at all to prevent the economic problems of the recent past from happening again.

    We have learned nothing yet.
     
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    Absolutely. I am trying to figure out whether to go all in on Dec 11 index puts or just stick with straddles. I find the market and economy quite confusing. In fact I am wondering if LSD has made it into the DC and NYC water supply.
     
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    Amazing how some culture cut back on breeding in bad times, and some just keep breeding like crazy.
     
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    Yeah well just address that to Israeli Jews and they will tell you that Palestinians are winning their war despite all odds due to a birth rate more than twice that of the Jews.

    And the same is true of illegal aliens within the US and most third world nations.

    The race doesn't always go to the smartest, wealthiest or most educated. Sometimes the race is won by those who are prohibited from using condoms by the Pope himself.
     
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    When was China or India ever under the influence of the Pope?
     
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    Don't know about the pope but China and India are well below replacement birth rates and given gender skewing in birthrates both countries are becoming net importers of mail order brides.
     
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    An increase in unclaimed bodies left at morgues around the country is a quirky informal indicator.
     
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    Yes that would be at minimum quirky.
     
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    The funeral costs are just too damned high!!!
     

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